The wellbeing of our staff and duty of care to our beneficiaries is of paramount importance to Hampton Fund. In view of the current exceptional circumstances, the office will be closed to the public until further notice. Individual applications can be sent by post as normal or individually posted through the letter box at the bottom of the front door of our office. For those who are elderly and vulnerable, we will be accepting telephone applications and will be working with our community partners to disseminate this information.
Community Grant Holders
We acknowledge that services/activities funded by Hampton Fund will be affected by COVID-19 and we will be reasonable, supportive and flexible in our partnership approach to any delay or changes to agreed outcomes.
The application period for May fuel grants has now closed. As a result of the necessary changes in work practices due to the COVID19 virus, May payments may be slightly delayed. We will provide further updates shortly. We are now accepting fuel grant applications for our Individual Grants Panel Meeting in July 2020. The deadline date for applications is Friday 26th June 2020.
At our last meeting in March 2020 Hampton Fund helped 308 families and single people on low income with the cost of their gas and electricity bills.
At the Community Grants Panel meeting on 30th April 11 grants were approved with a total value of £199,700. Grants approved included:
Age UK Richmond Upon Thames received a grant of £36,200 towards the salary costs of their Advice Extra project which provides 1:1 casework for older, vulnerable people in the community.
Based in Twickenham Embracing Age is a charity that delivers a ‘Care Home Friends’ project. Volunteers are recruited, trained and supported to befriend older people living in care homes who are isolated. A grant of £8,500 will pay towards the salary costs of the part-time Director and Volunteer Coordinator.
The Mulberry Centre is a charity supporting anyone affected by cancer and is based at West Middlesex Hospital. A grant of £30,000 will pay towards the salary costs of the staff team who provide support, advice, information, counselling and therapeutic activities.
A grant of £10,000 will pay towards the running costs of the ‘Men Who Care’ and ‘Dads Who Care’ project run by the Teddington based charity Crossroads Care. The project supports male carers who often feel isolated through workshops, activities and social events.
RAID (Richmond Advice and Information on Disability) received a grant of £24,000 towards the salaries and running costs of their Money Advice Service. The project supports vulnerable adults by providing specialist advice and information through 1:1 casework.
If you are thinking of changing fuel suppliers and would like to benefit from our fuel grants please contact us before switching over. This is because we are unable to work with all the suppliers in the market. Currently we only work with the following companies: British Gas, EDF, EON, Npower, Scottish Power, SSE (Southern Electric) and Utility Warehouse. If you would like to know more, please call us on: 020 8941 7866.